Hope For The Journey

Tailored Therapy
For Children 10+
and Tweens

Offices in Round Rock, Austin and Online for All of Texas

Parents, you want your kids to be happy and well-adjusted.

Kids are resilient. But it’s normal to wonder if your kid will ever feel normal again, especially after sexual abuse.


At Hope For The Journey, we get to see just how strong kids can be and IT IS INSPIRING.

With the right counseling tools, our goal is always for our clients to heal completely. By doing so, they can have bright futures, and find their love of life again. 

When your childhood hasn’t been easy, adding anything else to the mix can cause Big Feelings to erupt. It’s like you’re now dealing with everything from today AND all the unresolved things from the past. That’s why the feelings are so big. They are all mixed up and can be difficult to break apart.

COVID-19, the unrest of our current political and racial climate, and the normal ups and downs of life can prove to be way too much for our kids. Especially if they already had difficult circumstances or have experienced abuse.

The bad memories make everything feel bad and ruin how they feel about themselves. School and friends no longer make sense. You feel different, out of control, helpless, and stuck.

What's The Investment?

Growing up is hard enough on its own. Add in something like abuse or trauma and things can start to feel overwhelming fast.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention,


Rates of depression and anxiety in kids/teens have risen over time

“Ever having been diagnosed with either anxiety or depression” among children aged 6–17 years increased from 5.4% in 2003 to 8% in 2007 and to 8.4% in 2011–2012. 1

“Ever having been diagnosed with anxiety” increased from 5.5% in 2007 to 6.4% in 2011–2012.1

“Ever having been diagnosed with depression” did not change between 2007 (4.7%) and 2011-2012 (4.9%).1


Chances of mental disorders increase with age

Diagnoses of depression and anxiety are more common with increased age.3

Parents struggle to know how to help, and Google confuses and overwhelms them. It can feel like your family is falling apart, and there is no way out.


Luckily, there’s help. Good anxiety therapy and depression treatment are available.


Meet With A Tween or Child Therapist From Our Team

Maegan Woytek, LPC, EMDR

Advanced Clinician Sophie Chudleigh, LCSW

Resident Clinician Oliver Papa, LPC-Associate

Our PTSD counselors at Hope For The Journey know how to relate to kids and preteens. How do we help?

  • Earn trust
  • Build on what works
  • Heal what hurts
  • Celebrate the “new” you


State-of-the-art techniques such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and SE (Somatic Experiencing) help turbo fire the healing process. We also focus on supporting the whole family so that parents get the support they need, too.


  1. Bitsko RH, Holbrook JR, Ghandour RM, Blumberg SJ, Visser SN, Perou R, Walkup J. Epidemiology and impact of healthcare provider diagnosed anxiety and depression among US children. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Published online before print April 24, 2018 [Read summary]
  2. Ghandour RM, Sherman LJ, Vladutiu CJ, Ali MM, Lynch SE, Bitsko RH, Blumberg SJ. Prevalence and treatment of depression, anxiety, and conduct problems in U.S. children. The Journal of Pediatrics, 2018. Published online before print  October 12, 2018 [Read summary]

Still Unsure If Hope For The Journey Is Right For You?

We get it. Choosing a child therapist is HARD. That’s why we offer 3 ways to build your trust. 

Other Services Offered at Hope For The Journey

Therapy for children and therapy for tweens aren’t the only services our team offers. Our Round Rock, San Antonio, and Austin, TX offices are happy to provide support for teens, young adultsmencouples, and parents/partners in many waysOther mental health services include therapy for sexual assaultdepressionanxietydomestic violence, and PTSD. We also offer anger management, EMDR therapyLGBTQIA therapy, and online therapy. Learn more about us by contacting us or visiting our team page!

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